marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
Considering the navy of my Faerie, which underwent a transformation when there was a disenchantment arms race, and spellcraft gave way to brute strength, because unlike a sail woven on the mast from cobwebs, a linen one hefted on ropes would not vanish.  (And so on!)

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marycatelli: (Cat)
Was contempating the masquerade in Phoebe and the Unicorn, where the unicorns live casually among us and go unnoticed.

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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
I knew where the characters were going, though they had no clue.  I carefully noted it down in the outline:  a labyrinth built of stone, roofed, with stained glass windows illuminated from within.  Obviously magical.

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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
One noteworthy difference between Hogwarts and, say, Roke Island in Earthsea.  In Hogwarts, everyone studies magic.  On Roke Island, the school is for specialists, and not even all sorcerers went.
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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
So let's suppose there's a world where the source of magic is clear, and clearly needed intelligence.
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marycatelli: (Cat)
Was pondering the masquerade and realized -- what if the magical being were forced away as punishment?

It would leave a whole lot of the world-building questions open but still has its intriguing aspects

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marycatelli: (Gibson Girl)
The adventures of the games of names. . . . I have a character named Caroline.  And while it's set in a fantasy world, the first thought that came to me was "Is that a medieval name?"

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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
The thing about the man in the iron mask is the rather weak reasons for locking the man down that severely and not, oh, slipping some poison in his soup.

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marycatelli: (Roman Campagna)
Stories take place.  You need a place to put 'em.

The annoying thing about this story is that while I know what sort of building it's in -- a heavy duty magical set up -- I don't know where it is.

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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
Building the masquerade and the magical worlds within it -- and I think there's going to be some humans hanging around in some, aware of the magical beings.

Not wizards -- well, not necessarily -- some might incidentally have some magic, but that's not why they are there.

I think I have concluded that they were people too tightly entwined with the magical creatures to be torn away.  As long as they are bound not to blurt out the truth when they meet the ignorant, and don't themselves realize there's more magical beyond -- so they don't go and become nuisances -- they can fit in nicely in the worlds of trolls or dragons.  Might not be fun for them, but it would work.

human, not

Aug. 10th, 2016 10:22 pm
marycatelli: (Cat)
We have  werewolves and other shapeshifters, and the heroine -- I know her -- is going to contemplate the others.  The dragons, the trolls -- if I put 'em in, the mermaids --
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marycatelli: (East of the Sun)
I have these worlds of magic.  One with werewolves, one with dragons, one with bird maidens -- one, I think, with trolls and ogres -- and the heroine, one of the bird maidens, goes on a walk.  A long one.  And meets a troll, and knowing her fairy tales, says, "Good morning, grandfather."
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